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Emeril's Bro-in-Law -- The Shiitake Hits the Fan

9/24/2008 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Looks like Emeril Lagasse and his brother-in-law are into different types of mushrooms, and this is an awesome story.

Kent Lovelace just got the BAM! for illegal possession of mushrooms in Mississippi. The cops tell us he got pulled over on Sunday because his car was swerving. He allegedly claimed diabetes made him weave (Emeril not feeding him enough?), but a search of the car turned up shrooms and traces of MJ.

Just to kick up the humiliation a notch -- we're told it was Emeril's wife (Kent's sister) who had to shell out for his $5K bond.

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Liz    

Not up on ALL the drug talk so, can someone tell me what the hell MJ is?

2115 days ago
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Yeddy-Bo    

How about a little "Essence of Herbage"!!!!!!
Just saying............

2115 days ago
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Big Dee    

My granny even knows MJ is marijuana.

2115 days ago
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UCanLipThis    

MJ is Mary Jane.. Marijuana...Pot..
I heard Emeril had a little "white stuff" problem back in the day .. he got kicked out of college for it.

2115 days ago
5.

ya know    

MJ= Mary Jane=weed=marijuana

2115 days ago
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teresa    

I thought that was Bob Costas!!!!!!!!!!!

2115 days ago
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Liz    

Sorry folks, the MJ sounded as though it was a secret code word! Thanks for clearing it up. I am a far cry from a "granny"!

2115 days ago
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hahahaha!    

Are mushrooms illegal? Sheesh. Anything that grows and is in it's natural state should not be illegal... besides they taste so nasty it's a pretty desperate high, most people who have 'tried' them don't use them on any sort of regular basis. There must be more dastardly crimes going on in Mississippi to warrant their attention.

2115 days ago
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EGGO    

I didn't know people were still getting high on mushrooms. I thought that was jsut back in my hey-day. Even though they gow naturally, they are still illegal. I will never understand why alchol is legal and weed is not.

2115 days ago
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angel46    

Let the sucker go. No harm done. Go catch some real criminals!!!!!

2115 days ago
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DaJuice    

DAYUM! They nailed Bob Costas!!

2115 days ago
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Ms. X    

"Just to kick it up a knotch" LMFAO You deserve a raise!

2115 days ago
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gypsy    

there is so much more to this story, the Enquirer or Star or TMZ would love to know this isn't the first time or the last

2112 days ago

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